Who We Are
Championships since 1899, Scholarships since 1930
Founded in 1899, the Western Golf Association conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and supports the Evans Scholars Foundation's efforts to award full tuition and housing college scholarships to hardworking caddies with limited financial means.
The WGA is a driving force in the game of golf, a respected charitable cause for tens of thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation's golf community.
Western Golf Association
Headquartered in Golf, Illinois, the WGA was founded by 11 Chicago-area golf clubs to promote their interests in golf. Today, the WGA conducts two amateur championships, the Western Junior and the Western Amateur, and runs the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoff events.
Evans Scholars Foundation
The WGA champions education through golf by supporting the Evans Scholars Foundation. Established by famed amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr., the Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies nationwide. There are a record 985 Evans Scholars enrolled in 18 leading universities for the 2018-19 academic year, and there are more than 10,830 Evans Alumni across the country.
The Evans Scholars Foundation is funded by contributions from Par Club members across the country, as well as proceeds from the BMW Championship.